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Gemma Arterton: Brits are bolder

Gemma Arterton likes to wear bold designs on an everyday basis.

The actress is no stranger to the world of style, gracing the red carpet in gorgeous ensembles and acting as ambassador for the British Designers Collective, which showcases both established and up-and-coming labels. She's exceptionally proud of the pieces created in her birthplace and how daring garments can be.

"[I wear home grown labels] as much as I can, yes. I really feel that British designers push the boundaries in terms of design," she smiled to British magazine Time Out London. "I think their collective style is reflective of Brits in general - we've always been a little bit anarchic and playful with what we choose to wear, and it's an expression of ourselves."

Some of her favourite brands include Stella McCartney and Burberry, which dazzled at Autumn/Winter 15 Paris and London Fashion Week respectively earlier this year.

Roksanda Ilincic is a go-to name for big events and Gemma loves the designer's "beautiful bold aesthetic". Anything which stands out from the crowd is a must-have for the brunette beauty.

"I love it when bold design retains wearability - with great print designers, like Peter Pilotto and Mary Katrantzou: they're fearlessly colourful but there are still great pieces you can wear every day," she gushed.

Gemma isn't one for snapping up a vintage piece on a regular basis as she doesn't think she has a good eye to find a stylish one-off item. But she does have one purchase which she is happy to have found: a Victorian funeral cape with fur trim, perfect for wrapping up in when the weather gets colder.

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